An Introduction: COVID-19 Pandemic and Academic Leadership
Wadim Strielkowski, Jing Wang
Available Online 27 May 2020.
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- leadership, academic leadership, COVID-19, higher education, pandemic
- In general, any form of leadership, either social, economic, or academic is determined by the quick response to the social and economic changes. The leaders are the ones who seek to exploit the creative destruction brought about by the unexpected events. The events of the recent months have changed many things. When the ICSEAL 2019 conference was held in Prague in December 2019, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic was just starting in China. Very soon it spread all over the world and forever changed our perception of the globalisation and digitalisation. As many countries all around the world are currently in lockdown, international travel came to a halt, and businesses and industries are struggling to stay afloat, new opportunities and challenges emerge. One of the most interesting impacts of the pandemic can be observed in the higher education where the new leading technologies are launching its digital revolution. This paper constitutes a short introduction to the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social, economic, and academic leadership (ICSEAL 2019) that was organized by the Prague Institute for Qualification Enhancement in Prague, Czech Republic, on the 13th-14th of December 2019 and accommodated together professors, researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. It briefly polemises over the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the academic leadership and summarizes its main provisions.
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TY - CONF AU - Wadim Strielkowski AU - Jing Wang PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/27 TI - An Introduction: COVID-19 Pandemic and Academic Leadership BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social, economic, and academic leadership (ICSEAL-6-2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1 EP - 4 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200526.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200526.001 ID - Strielkowski2020 ER -